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Medsurg Nurs. 2009 Mar-Apr;18(2):77-82; quiz 83.

A nursing approach to pain in older adults.

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  • 1Hunter College, City University of New York, USA.

Abstract

Persistent pain is a barrier to healthy aging. Nurses are in a unique position to assist older adults with pain to remain active and promote their well-being. Barrett's (1998) power-as-knowing participation-in-change theory can help nurses appreciate the contributions older people make, and mutually explore with them their options and choices regarding pain and their lifestyle.

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